11th July, 2017

Independent evaluation of Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme has revealed positive results for the charity and for racing.  More

10th July, 2017

The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project will run for a minimum of three years, Racing to School supports the school… More

1st June, 2017

The charity is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to support our work.  More

31st May, 2017

A short video by Jessica Mclernon who is the 2016 winner of the Alex Scott Assistant Trainers Travel Scholarship. Jessica… More

12th May, 2017

An exciting day for Racing to School, our Chief Executive John Blake and Education Officer Carrie Ford were interviewed by… More

28th April, 2017

Racing Welfare trustee Richard Farquhar speaking to Racing to School students about his amazing journey on Walking The Courses. More

HWPA to support Racing to School at the 2017 Annual Awards Event 

20th July, 2017

The education charity Racing to School is delighted to announce that the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association has decided to support its unique work with young people at its prestigious annual awards event. 

Marcus Townend, President of the HWPA, said: “I am delighted that Racing to School has been chosen as the charity associated with this year’s annual HWPA lunch on December 4. Our members are well acquainted with the great work of Racing to School, its educational benefits and the positive image it projects of the sport.”

Racing to School is the smallest charity working across the racing industry and relies solely on voluntary donations to continue to plan and deliver free, nationwide Programmes, many of which are hosted at racecourses. This year’s activity will consist of over 300 events and a record engagement of 13,000 young people.

“The HWPA committee felt that Racing to School would be a hugely appropriate charity for us to support this year as we aim to make our annual lunch, which is sponsored by Qatar Racing & Equestrian club, another success,” added Townend.

John Blake from Racing to School said: “There is a strong and natural link between the work of Racing to School and the HWPA, with all forms of media being a gateway to learning, and a source of inspiration for young people. The charity is very grateful to the HWPA and its sponsor for this opportunity to work together at such a respected event, and in the 90th year since the Association was founded.”